How to get Frequent Flyer Miles on Business & First Class

By: Mary Briscoe Categories: Budget Travel

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A traveler always dreams of flying on business class or first class. If you are a traveler, you would know what I mean. The luxurious lounges, skipping of lines, priority boarding, royal treatment, fancy dining and classy seating tempt everyone greatly. Admit it, it is only the financial constraint that is stopping you from jumping onto the next business or first class flight. To sum it up, basically, only money stands between you and your dream air travel journey. And the solution is not that you get a high paying job neither is it that you spend your lifetime of savings on one ticket. This is where the frequent flyer miles come in handy.
I know what most of you are thinking. As you read the term ‘frequent flyer miles’, you come to the conclusion that it is an airline reward for those who travel very often. Well, here is where you guys are wrong. You don’t have to necessarily fly to get frequent flyer points. So whether you are traveling for the first time or you are a frequent traveler, the ‘frequent flyer miles’ will help you fulfill the dream of flying on business class or even better, the luxurious first class. These miles help you to get a good reduction in the price of the airline ticket. Following are some tips and techniques that can help you obtain these miles.

Be on the Alert for Deals

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Here’s the thing. If you want to travel and that too fancily, then be very clever. Start planning way ahead of time. Subscribe for travel magazines and put your name on the mailing list of different airlines. This way, you shall be notified of all the new deals and offers. Usually these offers mean that you can get miles on purchase of a specific brand or something similar to this. Also, whenever airlines have special card offers, grab the opportunity to take extra miles.

Use a Credit Card

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A heavy card bill is not always bad news. The heavier the amount on your bill, the more it is beneficial when it comes to getting miles. So the drill is to buy everything using the card and keep the cash safe in your pocket.

Keep an Ubranded Credit Card

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Everyone keeps a credit card, but a traveler should always keep an unbranded one. These will help you travel cheaply on business or first class using the miles. And they offer more miles as well as more benefits for the client as compared to branded cards.

Do your Research

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Airlines usually have deals with big names such as Apple and Amazon. Sometimes it is even makeup brands and clothing stores. So to collect miles, do your research and find out which airlines have deals with which stores. This partnership between an airline and a brand/company means that you can shop at these stores and earn miles against the total dollars spent.

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"The frequent flyer scheme has become as much part of the business traveler's life as a mobile phone or a passport. Indeed, when they were launched twenty-five years ago, air miles promised to be the passport to riches for those flyer loyal and busy enough to earn them."
"For the average traveler, that means buying miles or points in order to reach a threshold for an award ticket. Most airline charge 3 to 5 cents per miles."
"There is a group of traveler junkies so obsessed with racking up frequently flier miles, they scour the internet for deals that take them through little known airports."

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